2023 Club Results
Beaver Flat Fifty, Saskatchewan Landing, September 16, 2023
As most Regina folks know, the Beaver Flat Fifty trail race is emphatically not flat. The race, held in Saskatchewan Landing on Sept 16, has 2300 m of elevation over 50 km! The organizers boast that this is a race that “will have you begging for less”, and that it’s “the worst thing you’ll do in September “. To add to the grimness, race conditions were hot!!
Divide 200, Continental Divide, BC and Alberta, September 11-16, 2023
We have great news from the conclusion of Canada’s first 200 mile race. That’s right, 200 miles, not kilometres. The Divide 200 covers 335 km from Castle Mountain to Crowsnest pass, along the continental divide, gaining 12,335 m of elevation. The organizers boast about how tough it is, saying that in addition to the single and double track, there are stream crossings, cross country, bushwhacking, route finding and scrambling. Racers had 100 hours to complete, starting on September 11.
Lost Soul Ultra, Lethbridge AB, September 9, 2023
While most of the local runners were doing the QCM, three ultra trail runners went to the famously gnarly Lost Souls ultra in Lethbridge.
Queen City Marathon, Regina, September 10, 2023
Congrats to the runners at the Queen City Marathon on September 10. Weren’t the volunteers spectacular? Here are the results for MM club members.
Special congrats to Elizabeth Tomczak, the women’s winner in the half-marathon!
Congrats to age group winners Rand Luhning, Lorraine Brezinski, Gaylene Jeannot!
Lee-Ann Ricci,5:30:47,6W60 (pacer)
Teresa Donley 5:58:26 for 4th W!
Ryan Clark,1:49:54,62M30 (pacer)
Michael Dahlman,1:59:56,63M40 (pacer)
Michael Szeles,2:14:34,113M30 (pacer)
Marcella Zatwarniski,2:29:14,36W50 (pacer)
Prairie Nightmare Backyard Race, Echo Lake, August 26, 2023
Congrats to the athletes who ran the Prairie Nightmare at Echo Lake on August 26-27. The backyard race format has each runner completing a loop of 6.7 km every hour. If you run it in 35 min, you get a 25 minute break until the next lap starts. If you run it in 58 minutes, your break is only two minutes. Each runner keeps going until they can’t complete the lap in time, or they give up. The race continues until there is only one runner left - the last man/woman standing- they run one more loop to become the winner.
Results - Nightmare event
Iron Legs Ultra Trail Race, Bragg Creek AB, August 19, 2023
Regina runners challenged the Rockies at the Iron Legs ultra near Bragg Creek on August 19. The course is extremely demanding- the ”50 mile” event is actually 54 miles with 4,200 m of elevation gain - the most of any 50 mile race in Canada. It’s hot, can be exposed, and has some challenging single track.
Edmonton Marathon, August 20, 2023
Congratulations to our runners at the Edmonton marathon yesterday. Lisa Hoffart set the new fastest Saskatchewan women’s time for 2023 in 3:00:45, placing second in the W30-39. The 2023 Saskatchewan men’s best time was also set - by Quintan Fast from Saskatoon in 2:36: 07.
Laura Sullivan, 1:28:33,17th W30
Pam Herbert Maindold, 2:18:22,111th W40
Natasha Lumsden, 2:32:11,145th W40
Tom Cochrane, 2:36:47,42nd M60
Cheryl Cochrane, 2:36:47,48th W50
Shannon Obey, 3:23:32,290th W30
Well done runners!
Loop the Lake Half Marathon, Invermere BC, August 12, 2023
Congrats to Craig Herrington on his excellent finish at the Loop the Lake half marathon in Invermere BC. Craig actually went off course on the trails and had to run some super steep sections, plus an extra 250 m. And yet! He still ran 1:35:55 for 2nd in M40 and fourth overall. Way to go, Craig!
ET Full Moon Midnight Marathon, Rachel NV, Aug 6, 2023
Congratulations to Tania Diener and Jan Steenkamp for finishing their 9th marathons/ultras of the year. This one was a doozy! The ET midnight marathon is held in the Area 51 region of Nevada - the area known for UFO sightings. So of course the run starts at midnight, and the medals are glow-in-the-dark aliens. The course is at high altitude- 4,000 to 5,600 ft with 268 m of elevation gain and loss. Jan reported that he and Tania both had nosebleeds!
Canadian Death Race, Grande Cache AB, Aug 5-6, 2023
Death Racceeerrrr! Cameron Mang excelled at the prestigious trail ultra in Grande Cache Alberta. The Death Race is a 118 km race that summits three mountains for an elevation gain and loss of 5180 m, much of it on single track, or barely-there track. participants came from around the world to test themselves in the Canadian Rockies, and Regina’s Cameron Mang was among the best. Cameron placed 6th M in a time of 15:16:43.
In the Near Death Marathon event - 2130 m of elevation over a marathon, Regina’s Dylan Posehn placed 82nd in 7:24:23.
Congratulations, well done, runners!
Hoot and Howl 12 Hour Ultra Trail Race, Wascana Trails, July 29, 2023
Congratulations to the runners who participated in last week’s first night time timed race in Saskatchewan. the Hoot and Howl took place at Wascana Trails on July 29 from 6 pm to 6 am. Runners enjoyed the changing night atmosphere, the mostly single track trail and the chance to see deer, porcupines, and raccoons. The course was incredibly well marked and supported by RD Jason Hubick and his volunteers including our own Queen of the Night, Wanda Bouchard-Barry.
World Police and Fire Games - Half Marathon, Winnipeg, July 29, 2023
Congratulations to Abbey Schmidt who competed in the World Police and Fire Games in Winnipeg. Abbey not only won the silver medal in W35 in the half-marathon, she also set a PR in 1:38:09.
Congrats, Abbey, we are so proud of you!
Sea Me Run Half Marathon, Barrington, NS, July 23, 2023
Congrats to Paula Bzdell on her age group win in the half marathon at the Sea Me Run in Barrington NS. Paula ran 1:45:54 to take the W50-59 category. Nicely done Paula!
Mainly Marathons Summer Camp - River Runoff and Wandering Wolf Marathons, Minnesota, July 16, 17, 2023
Congratulations to our most prolific marathoners! Jan Steenkamp and Tania Diener have added to their impressive tally to reach 8 marathons and ultras for the year so far. They completed the River Runoff on Jul 16 and the Wandering Wolf on July 17 - both in Minnesota. They ran the same time of 5:42:26 for the first run (3rd fastest man and 2nd fastest woman). The second run was on trails - Jan ran 6:06:24 and Tania ran 6:20:18 (4th M and 1st W).
Sinister 7 Ultra Trail Race, Blairmore AB, July 8, 9, 2023
Wow - so much excitement at the Sinister 7 trail ultra in Alberta on July 8 and 9! The Sinister 7 is a 7 stage relay, or a solo race of 100 miles, 50 miles, or 50 km. Each distance has impressive amounts of climbing: 6363, 2985, and 2255 m of elevation gain, respectively. The trails are rugged, sometimes muddy, and the day was hot and sunny. Our Regina runners persevered and thrived.
Relay 100 miles
Banff Marathon, June 18, 2023
Congrats to our Regina runners in the Banff marathon. one week after doing an ultra, Jan and Tania were finishing another marathon.
Jan Steenkamp, 5:11:49, 8th M60
Tania Diener, 5:18:01, 6th W55
Also congrats to these Regina half-marathoners:
Ryan Gaube 1:46:41 21st M30
Chelsey Dorosh 1:55:54 6th W35
Gerald Estioco 2:12:26,16th M45
Kristal Lockhart 2:23:25 55th W35
Stacy Allen 2:43:40 67th W40
Monique Bowes 2:43:40 44th W45
Manitoba Marathon, Winnipeg, June 18, 2023
Congrats to our Regina runners at the Manitoba marathon! Lisa Hoffart ran one of the top times in the half marathon! Results are:
Alison Purdy,5:26:26,4th W60
Lisa Hoffart, 1:27:43,4th W35
Troy Jule,1:35:29,20th M30
Darryl Meier,1:48:15,6th M55
Dayna Galger,1:50:13, 10th W30
Alex Lyon,2:16:37,114th M25
Sherry Meier,2:42:08,36th W50
Big Horn, 100 Mile Race, Dayton, WY, June 16, 17, 2023
Congrats to Jon Paradowski for his finish of the Bighorn Trail 100 miler in Wyoming. Jon finished the race in 34:51:34 for 48th in M40. The Big Horn is rated as one of North America’s hardest 100 milers with 21,000 feet of elevation gain and loss, and 76 miles of technical single track. This year, the weather made the course even tougher with 2 degree temperatures and drenching rain the night before turning the trail into shoe sucking mud. Jon declared this was the hardest buckle he’s ever earned, labelling the course “killer mud” and saying he fell every 10 feet at times. In the final photo, you can see how Jon's shoe came apart at the seams owing to all the sliding in the mud!
Landerlauf Half-Marathon, Basel, Switzerland, May 21, 2023
World travellers/runners, Tania Diener and Jan Steenkamp, have done more world travelling …all in one race. At the Landerlauf half-marathon, they ran from Switzerland to France to Germany and back to Switzerland! The race was on roads and trails, in a ark in Germany and along the Rhine. The duo finished in 2:31:09, giving Tania 9th place in W60 and Jan 50th place in M60. Congratulations!
Fargo Marathon, North Dakota, May 20, 2023
Race day in Fargo was kind to our Regina athletes. We love to celebrate PRs and Michael Dahlman earned a ten minute PR!
Tacoma Marathon, Washington, April 29, 2023
Some spectacular news in the Regina running scene: Darwin Weimer just finished his 300th marathon. That’s right - 300th! Darwin ran the Tacoma city marathon in 5:47:50 and earned 6th place in the M65 division.
Copenhagen Marathon, May 14, 2023
Congrats to Regina’s favourite marathoning couple for notching a marathon in a new country. Jan H. Steenkamp and Tania Diener finished the Copenhagen marathon in 4:56:54 and 5:27:57 respectively. The conditions were hot with no breeze, and Jan reported that runners “collapsed, vomited and just looked like shit”. Our duo survived well. Congratulations!
Spartan Trifecta, Bigfork MT, May 6, 7, 2023
Regina athletes had outstanding performances at the Spartan Trifecta weekend at Bigfork Montana on May 6-7. The weather was unkind with 50 mm of rain and cold temperatures making the distance, elevation gain and footing even more challenging. And if that’s not enough, participants in the 50 km ultra also face 60 obstacles like walls, ropes and mud pits. Our athletes in the 21 km Beast encountered 30 obstacles.
Vancouver Marathon, May 7, 2023
Regina runners earned some splendid results at the Vancouver marathon and half-marathon on May 7. Rob McLeod led the way with an age group win! Here are the Regina results:
Toronto Marathon, May 7, 2023
Good times at the Toronto marathon on May 7! Terra Jacobsen was fifth in the W50 division in 3:46:02. Yang Xie ran 3:42:37 for 100th in M25.
London Marathon, April 23, 2023
We had three Regina runners who finished the London marathon, one of the six world major marathons.
Teresa Saccucci previously ran four of those majors and was thrilled to finish London as her fifth "star". She raved about the huge crowd support in the rain and the surreal energy on Tower bridge. Teresa ran 3:55:43, good for 641st in the W45 category.
Robert Davis ran a speedy time of 3:22:28 and placed 2865th in M18-39. Andrea Granger ran her FIRST marathon here in 5:17:27 for 2299th place in W40.
Congratulations runners - we are super proud of you!
Boston Marathon, April 17, 2023
Wow wow wow! Our Regina runners truly conquered Boston. Our fastest runner was Julia Totosy de Zepetnek who also posted the fastest time of all Saskatchewan runners! Stuart Kramer earned the highest age group placing. We are always excited when one of our runners runs a PR, and Abbey Schmidt did it here today!
Antarctica Marathon, March 23, 2023 and Sao Paulo Marathon, April 2, 2023
Congratulations to Gay Renouf, who finished a quest to run a marathon on every continent. Gay finished the Antarctica marathon - a muddy, windy trail race with 1800 m of elevation gain and loss in 5:56:25 (20th W). She then ran the São Paulo marathon in South America on April 2, finishing in 4:44:48 (11th W60).
Big Island Half-Marathon, Hawaii, March 19, 2023
Congrats to Dale Harvey (our chief Gopher) who just finished his quest for a half-marathon in all 50 states in the US. Dale ran the Big Island International half on March 19. Despite the heat and humidity, he earned 15th place in the M60 age group with a 2:45:15. Congratulations Dale!
Antarctica Marathon, March 16, 2023
Congrats to Debbie Bellamy and Jennifer Evancio for their running race of a lifetime! They just finished the Antarctica half-marathon on March 16. The race is incredibly difficult - 590 m elevation gain and loss on gravel and mud. Jennifer ran 3:16:39 for 4th in W50 and Debbie ran 3:50:14 for 6th in W60.
Tokyo Marathon, March 5, 2023
Congrats to Cari Bode for her finish in the Tokyo marathon to earn her Abbott World Major six star medal today. Cari’s journey in this challenge was truly inspiring. The first of the six world major marathons she did was the Boston marathon - in fact, Cari was at the 2013 Boston when terrorists bombed the finish line. Luckily, Cari had finished twenty minutes earlier and was safe two blocks away.
St Petersburg Marathon, Florida, February 12, 2023
Congrats to our favourite marathoning couple, Tania Diener and Jan Steenkamp, who just finished their second marathon of the year. The duo finished the St Petersburg distance classic in Florida. Tania was 7th in her W55 age group with 5:20:36, and Jan was 15th in M55 in 5:05:09. Way to go!
Mesa Marathon, Phoenix, Feb 4, 2023
Cure for the Brrr Marathon, Half-Marathon, and Loop Run, Jan 8, 2023
Razvan Rusescu, 47.0 k, 6:00:05
Melissa Burns, 46.4 k, 6:00:00
Jason Burns, 45.7 k, 6:00:00
Zoe Clin, 45.0, 6:48:00